As much as we eschew sky high pumps based on comfort alone, the feeling we get when we slip on a pair of four inch stilettos is undeniable—all of the sudden we’re standing up straighter, walking with more confidence, and commanding respect. Alexander McQueen, Charlotte Olympia, Christian Louboutin, Jimmy Choo, Manolo Blahnik, and Nicholas Kirkwood are just a few of our absolute favorite footwear designers. We dare you try on a pair of theirs and not instantly feel sexier than you did 60 seconds prior. The Cinderella effect is real, y’all.
Not only will a high quality pair last you forever (thanks to craftsmanship level construction and a great cobbler), but a pair of classic statement heels can prove versatile enough to support the majority of items inside your closet. We love a great heel with a pencil skirt just as much as we do with destroyed skinny jeans. The same pair of red-soled nude pointed toe pumps can take you just as effortlessly down the aisle as out to brunch. Trust us—when you find the right fit, the footwear game is forever changed. Even better is when you find the right fit on sale—yes, miracles do happen. Start shopping for your perfect power wielding pair today, right this way.